Places to Visit: Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park, is well worth seeing in any trip to the west. Travel here easily from the other locations in the region, because it is centrally located. Fascinating information is available about the geology of the area, as well as wildlife seen nowhere else. Read More

Over 3400 miles of wilderness, and including three states (Montana, Wyoming and Idaho), Yellowstone National Park is a place of wonder. Eagle Peak is the highest point in the park, towering 11,358 feet. The main attraction in Yellowstone is seeing the wolves that make their home there. But besides the bears and other wildlife, you have the natural wonders of the geysers, fascinating in their displays.

You can't miss Old Faithful and the other geysers in Yellowstone. Norris Basin and Caldera geysers are not to be missed. There are nine visitor centers and museums that will give all kinds of information that make your visit even more rewarding. Hiking trails in abundance, you can choose the one best suited to you. Witness the Grizzly hunting for food, the moose and bighorn sheep.

You will find a wide choice of lodging or camping. There are 9 hotels and lodges, and 9 campgrounds, some operated by the National Park Services and some concession operated.

To get to Yellowstone from McCall, Idaho, take ID-55 to I-84 East for about 95 miles and take exit 141. US-26 then US-20 will take you to I-15 North and follow the signs.